Welcome to Thailand. An airport arrival transfer is included only if booked 14 days prior to arrival. This arrival transfer can only be offered in conjunction with pre-tour accommodation booked through Company. As you check in to the hotel, please remember to collect your welcome letter with details of the trip at the reception desk. Check in is available from 2.00pm. If you arrive earlier, you can arrange for your luggage to be stored until your room is ready. As there no activities planned for today, you may relax or grab a map and out to experience the bustling city of Bangkok. Overnight Stay at the Hotel Meals: None
You will be picked up from your hotel at around 8.30 am. A local guide will accompany you and your basic transport for 4 - 5 hrs will be a tuk-tuk till you arrive at the Golden Mount. Starting out at Phra Sumeru Fortress situated at the confluence of the Chao Phraya River and the Banglamphu Canal. You will travel past Thammasat University to the Amulet market famous for religious amulets, good luck charms and traditional medicines. Our next stop is Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. You will then visit Phahurat market where all kinds of fabrics, cloths, ornaments and accessories are sold. The tour continues to Woeng Nakorn Kasem in the Khlong Thom quarter, known as the "thievesâ€™ marketâ€ Originally a place where stolen goods turned up for sale, it is now a second hand market for Thai and Chinese antiques. The day tour ends at Wat Saket, popularly known as the Golden Mount or â€˜Phu Khao Thongâ€™ which is a low hill crowned with a gleaming gold chedi/stupa. After the tour of the Golden Mount, you are free to return to the hotel, continue personal sightseeing, or go to a local market with our guide for an optional lunch. The afternoon walking tour starts at 3pm. Step back in time as you walk on Ratchawong Pier on the Chao Phraya River and visit the old markets in Yaowarat, located in the heart of the vibrant Chinatown district. Your walking tour continues along Song Wat Road, which is bordered by old business buildings and warehouses, most of which are still operating today. We emerge in the plastic and leather product quarter on Yaowa Phanit Road. The next stop is a 100-year-old coffee shop on Pha Sai Road. You will then head for Yaowaraj Road, which becomes a giant food bazaar with a sea of street stalls every evening. Following dinner we move towards Saphan Phut Night Market, a shopperâ€™s delight. Artists on the street sell their talent by making your portrait to take home as a souvenir. The final stop of the night is at Talat Pak Khlong ("talat" meaning market), the largest wholesale flower and vegetable market of Bangkok, where you can feast your eyes with a colourful flower display. At the end of the day tour in Bangkok you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel. Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
Your bike ride starts near Khao San Road in Banglamphu. We wind our way through the back streets of Suburban Bangkok and small laneways along the riverside. We cross the famous Rama VIII Bridge. Passing the King's Royal Barges we follow a well worn path along the Bangkok Noi Canal which eventually leads us to the stunning Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. The legendary Wat Arun is one of the most striking riverside landmarks of Thailand. You will cross the Chao Praya River over the Memorial Bridge, built in 1929 to mark Bangkok's 150th anniversary, and proceed to Pranakorn You will Wat Suthat, temple of sitting Budhdha, and Wat Suthat, temple with a giant swing Sao Ching Cha. From here we return to our starting point at approx. 1.30PM where the trip concludes. Overnight Stay at the Hotel.
As no activities planned for the day, catch up with some last minute souvenir shopping and head to the airport for your onward travel.
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